Samuel Palmer

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Palmer, Samuel,

1805–81, English landscape watercolorist, etcher, and mystic. Under the influence of William Blake he produced in sepia a series of remarkable visionary drawings of moonlit landscapes. Palmer is also known for his Italian and English landscapes in watercolor, his illustrations of Spenser and Milton, his translations of Vergil's Eclogues, and his etchings. He is represented in the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, both in London.


See study by R. Lister (1969).

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Of course all his information is secondhand--he interviewed, among others, Samuel Palmer and John Linnell--but so was Gilchrist's, and it's notable that each tends to confirm the other, something that inspires confidence in Strange's account.
Lowell Libson does just that, presenting a series of British masterpieces that includes works by Samuel Palmer, Gainsborough, and Constable --don't miss the latter's small sky study, Sunset: a stormy evening, dating to the 1820s.
Commenting on his work, Tillyer cites a remark by the 19th Century British landscape artist Samuel Palmer about "that primitive cottage feeling" in reference to a cottage he had stumbled to which had been embraced by the rural surroundings, man-made angles and natural wildness becoming one.
During his early career, Sutherland produced etchings and engravings, heavily influenced by the 19th century Romantic artist, Samuel Palmer, and his pastoral landscapes.
In a single afternoon recently I noted the references to Homer I came upon casually; the Odyssey cafe, a Samuel Palmer picture, a reference to James Joyce's Ulysses, and even the ubiquitous sound of sirens in the London streets.
We did some gold panning for a Samuel Palmer painting of the Falls, and we had a male voice choir all in bright blue blazers singing Land Of My Fathers on the side of the mountain in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
To officials' horror it was found that important works by Samuel Palmer, James Whistler, John Singer Sargent and Augustus John had gone missing.
Lovers of Samuel Palmer will find all their favourite paintings reproduced (often in fine detail as well) in their full richness of colour -and few painters achieved greater richness of colour than Palmer in his Shoreham period.
William Vaughan takes the title of his magisterial study of Samuel Palmer (1805-81) from a reminiscence of the artist.
More than 40 artists are represented in the collection including JR Cozens, JMW Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Girtin, Peter De Wint and Samuel Palmer.
Like Samuel Palmer, he had a particular vision; like Eric Gill, he had a certain attitude to work and to the world; and he had a particular attraction to the land, and the places in which he lived.
95) The art of watercolour painting is one of the most difficult things for any artist to achieve successfully, therefore the achievements of the masters - Turner, Cotman, Samuel Palmer, David Cox (Birmingham born and in love with the mountains and heaths of Wales) John Linnell, Myles Birket Foster, Callow, William Payne and all the rest of those men who could achieve miracles with the flick of a brush, seems all the more incredible.